vendredi 14 novembre 2008


As Prince Charles releases an official portrait to mark his 60th birthday, here are a few facts about the Prince Of Wales' life, loves and hobbies.

Prince Charles' 60th birthday portrait
1. He was born on November 14, 1948, at Buckingham Palace.
2. He is the eldest child of the then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
3.On the death of his grandfather George VI, his mother succeeded to the throne on February 6, 1952.
4. He was created Prince of Wales on July 26, 1958.
5.In October 1967 he went up to Cambridge University to read archaeology and anthropology at Trinity College, later switching to history.
6. On February 24, 1981, Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of the Prince, 32, to Lady Diana Spencer, the 19-year-old daughter of Earl Spencer and his former wife, Mrs Frances Shand Kydd.
28. Their wedding at St Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981 was the first wedding of a Prince of Wales since 1863.
29. In the autumn of 1981 the couple moved in to Highgrove House, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, in the Cotswolds.
30.They kept a London apartment at Kensington Palace.
31. Prince William, their first son, was born on June 21, 1982.
32. Prince Harry's birth followed on September 15, 1984.
33. As early as 1985 there were rumours that Charles and Diana's marriage was in trouble.
34. In 1992 it was announced they were separating.
35. In 1996 Charles and Diana were divorced.
38. The following year, Diana died in a Paris car crash.
39. In 1999, Charles and Camilla appeared together in public.
40. In 2005 they became engaged and announced an April 8 wedding date.
41. The royal couple eventually married on April 9.

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